A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Shimoda in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 21:13:20 / May 10, 2017 @ 9:13 pm. Unique identifier: us10008ra5. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ra5. The temblor was reported at 06:13:20 / 6:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 138.6502 East, latitude 34.6097 North, depth = 223.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 223.48 km (139 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Odawara, Hamamatsu, Hamakita (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Fuji (c. 240 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Numazu (c. 204 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Odawara (c. 203 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Fujieda (c. 132 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 28 km WSW of Shimoda, Japan.
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